Rights over their ownership of hardware and more rights over ownership of data. So that spyware, adware and processor using is what they used to be: malware.
We can’t have people normalizing jacking into our computers just because it is connected to the Internet.
Soon, much more things will be connected to the Internet, which means much more control over our hardware - or companies basically treating us as a hostile country they want to suck on, by intrigue, spying and military action.
I don’t want to be treated like a criminal because I want to own my hardware, people can’t just force this giving status onto me, especially when it’s not fucking mutual: companies won’t move a centimeter into giving us ground and is basically sucking us ever more.
If they are going through with this “be giving” mentality, at least companies should adhere to it and have their resources sucked freely - I certainly have much less to give than a rich company who doesn’t care about me.
Good topic to bring in. I was first introduced to this on Onimusha 3 - it’s been on the back of my mind since then. It’s fucked up for the current state of our world, but what’s not fucked up about it? So I think it’s worth talking about.
Like having a living being that can do shit for us.
I like the archiving one, it would be called “The Librarian”.
I’ll never forget the early 2000’s “Why having psychopaths on businesses is good.” phase - we got lot of articles like this in that time.
Now this - while people get locked into psychiatric hospitals for smoking weed or simply being a nuisance at home.
If your family members think you’re acting crazy, beware! That’s reason enough to get you locked up.
If the State thinks you’re acting crazy - which is much more less likely, since it just doesn’t give a fuck about you - beware! Because that’s also reason to get you locked up.
And now psychopathy is not a mental disorder - this world is just fucked and can go fuck itself.
Ok, but it’s different in the way that before you HAD to use these platforms, now you don’t have to. The transformative power free software had in me is that I saw a community where the priority isn’t making something that will please the market or that will be beneficial to everyone (as in, I make profit out of it giving you the boon of software applications). This community doesn’t care about that. Even if there are discussions about what kind of software would be good for society and companies, there are many applications that are out there because the devs think they should be.
Example: ots (open text summarizer) is FOSS and does the exact same thing that profit driven websites that summarize books and texts, with the difference that the profit driven ones reinforce that they are just doing it for the money or because they had a “brilliant” idea that needs to prosper, while ots is just there as a service to the community, something someone wanted to make that they thought would be useful.
Being introduced to this niche made me think: “Wow, this is actually possible.” and try to thrive in this context (as a programmer and as a servicer to society in general). I know community driven things comes before software or even computers, but this was what gave me release from thinking that everything must be profit driven. That’s what I meant by getting released from capitalist control - I don’t think profit is necessary anymore. It’s just a concept that mainstream media and overall political and corporate culture pushes on us daily to believe.
Heck, I’m going through my undergraduate course and every single professor talks about how profit and making software for profit is good. How the Big Tech companies are awesome. It’s hell, but it’s worth it.
Thank you for the feedback people. You make a good case for Fedora, as people have before - seems to be a good distro.
I was inspired to ask this because of the browser privacy article someone made. It made clear which browsers are private and which are not, and that’s good. I just hoped something would come along that would give me a guaranteed smooth Linux experience, as Firefox user profiles and Falkon do for privacy.
People complain about system problems after updating on the Manjaro forums. I don’t think I’m the only one having these problems.
I installed some things on AUR, but I don’t think I went too obscure. The most obscure things I downloaded were Debtap and text to speech programs. I also installed some bash programs.
I don’t play a lot of games. I dual boot with windows to run windows exclusive software and Elder Scrolls Online
I’m still learning programming and I don’t make big tweaks to the system. I avoid Windows because it’s proprietary and invasive.
I would rather have things working. I downgrade many software I use.
I only saw XFCE in videos. Ubuntu is Gnome, right? I prefer KDE.
I prefer a GUI for some and a terminal for others. CLI programs are good and simpler to run on a terminal, but doing stuff that require lots of arguments can get messy and mess things up too.
I don’t think SeaMonkey is mentioned though.
I just thought about all the Linux distros out there that protect your privacy in certain ways, out of the reaches from Big Tech control. If we can own this, we can own a lot of other things too. Open hardware moves like RISCV and open projects like the Open Book and Koreader show that it is possible to actually own these means. Open source shows, at least to me, for the first time, that it is possible to own these things without going through capitalism. We got also the social medias, the fediverse and a lot of protocols. We are not into the early stage of this - it got some maturity to it.
I don’t see the capitalist control in my life anymore, and this is thanks to these things. Of course there are capitalist rules out there - but I must say, for myself, that I see an actual fighting chance.
Does it run Osrs? Lol.